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Hot Boat Tech Talk => Vintage Jet Boats only => Topic started by: Redneck on July 16, 2011, 05:58:02 PM

Title: Pulling BBC from Panther drive
Post by: Redneck on July 16, 2011, 05:58:02 PM
Does the engine and bellhousing come away as one with the drive shaft coupler  just sliding off the splined input shaft?
 This engine is stuck (sadly!) so I cant turn it to undo the coupler.
Title: Re: Pulling BBC from Panther drive
Post by: roblock on July 16, 2011, 06:27:12 PM
It should... I assume you have the two allen head bolts out (just behind the bell housing) that secure the bell housing to the jet housing?
Title: Re: Pulling BBC from Panther drive
Post by: roblock on July 16, 2011, 06:31:46 PM
To clarify, the bolts hold the bell housing to the bullet cover which protects the front of the shaft, bearing cap, and seal. And there is a section underneath that the bolts thread into. It acts as a clamp to hold the bell housing to the jet. According to the manual, the Chevy engages the splines more than any other engine combination (a good thing for eliminating spline slap at idle), so if any of them would be stuck, the Chevy would be the one. Keep working on it. If the mounts are out, and you have room to move it forward 1.93" you should be able to get it  :)
Title: Re: Pulling BBC from Panther drive
Post by: H20MOFO on July 16, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
Does the engine and bellhousing come away as one with the drive shaft coupler  just sliding off the splined input shaft?
 This engine is stuck (sadly!) so I cant turn it to undo the coupler.
Are you trying to pull the motor off the pump?...or the pump off the motor??
Title: Re: Pulling BBC from Panther drive
Post by: Redneck on July 19, 2011, 01:46:52 AM
I perservered with some spray lube and got it to turn on the starter, so it can stay put till I run it and get an idea of the condition.(any  knocks bangs and rattles)

It will get lots more wd 40 etc and turned over a few times by hand each day until the rust has had a bit of a chance to dissolve.

Just drained all the orange cordial (koolaid?) out of the tank. That fuel was well and truly out of date!
Title: Re: Pulling BBC from Panther drive
Post by: 78_Tahiti on July 19, 2011, 03:18:37 AM
Im not sure if its available "Down Under" but an excellent product to put in the Cylinders, and even in the tanks, is "Marvel Mystery Oil" it will protect raw metal surfaces from rusting, is an excellent anti-scuffing lubricant, and will displace moisture much better then WD-40! it will also help disolve any rust! Also very handy for rusted nuts and bolts.